Preston North End take on Blackburn Rovers at Deepdale tonight – and that means a meeting with Adam Armstrong.

The Rovers attacker has been in sensational form this season, smashing 11 goals and one assist in 11 Championship outings.

Playing primarily as a striker rather than out wide, Armstrong is in the form of his life and is even being linked away from Ewood Park.

Chief executive Steve Waggott has told Lancs Live that Blackburn would only really consider huge offers of around £30million for their prized asset.

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That’s a huge markup on the £1.75million they paid to sign Armstrong from Newcastle United in 2018, and is enough to make Preston feel sick.

North End agreed a club-record deal to sign Armstrong in 2018, but Peter Ridsdale confirmed that he ended up picking Blackburn instead to work with Tony Mowbray again.

Armstrong played for Mowbray at Coventry City and then in a loan spell at Blackburn, so it was no great surprise to see him turn that move permanent.

Preston are no doubt cursing missing out on Armstrong, and will hope that he doesn’t come back to haunt them in tonight’s Lancashire derby.

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